Tag: Democracy

Is PTI facing an existential crisis?

News Desk | Senior Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Fauzia Kasuri claims that her party, PTI, is facing an existential threat. She said this while addressing...

Time to pluck Pakistan’s political weeds

Dr. Farid A Malik | In order to save democracy ‘political weeds’ have to be culled. While agriculture produces crops to sustain life, ‘political culture’...

Modi tells Congress not to give lectures on democracy

News Analysis | On February 7 2018, India’s Prime Minister issued merciless statements against the Congress in Lok Sabha starting from the partition-caused by congress’...

The Court of Verdict Should be the Supreme Court not the...

Junaid Ali Malik | Throughout the history of Pakistan, there have been certain verdicts taken by the Supreme Court that have managed to shatter the...

“Padmaavat” pandemonium highlights India’s serious internal problems

Andrew Korybko | Riots have broken out in India over the release of a controversial film. The Bollywood spectacle “Padmaavat” was scandalously reported to feature...

The judiciary is not part of any ‘planning’ or for derailing...

News Analysis | The Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar addressed a seminar on the National Judicial Policymaking Committee (NJPC) in Islamabad on...

Is Nawaz really a threat to democracy?

News Analysis | Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leaders have accused ousted Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif of attempting to derail democracy. PPP senior leaders criticized...

Nawaz delivers speech about the future of democracy in Pakistan

News Analysis | Nawaz Sharif on Friday gave a speech about the future of democracy in Pakistan while speaking in a seminar in Karachi. Sharif...

Involving establishment in politics is unsafe for democracy

Junaid Ali Malik | The well-known tendency of the ruling party PML-N with regard to involving the army in every matter is quite precarious and...

Can Zardari finish off the PML-N government?

News Analysis | Pakistan People’s Party co-chairman and former president Asif Ali Zardari hinted that he can finish off the PML-N government whenever he wants...

Disunity evident among opposition forces at PAT protest

News Analysis | Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr. Tahirul Qadri Wednesday said that they do not want to take a step against Pakistan's constitution...

Indian Judges revolt against the Chief Justice in order to preserve...

News Analysis | Four top Indian Supreme Court judges convened a press conference on Friday that was seen to reflect the growing rift with the...

Ex-senator’s claims against Pakistan highlight US hypocrisy

Jamal Hussain | Larry Pressler, the former three time US senator from South Dakota was in the news recently, painting nuclear Pakistan as a threat...

Oppression of minorities in India

Aiza Khurram |  India is the world’s largest democracy, with about 1.26 billion people, or about a one-sixth of the total world population. Nearly 80...

Indian Democracy at Crossroads

Sanjay Kumar | Inaugurating a newly built dam in 1954, India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru christened it as the “temple of modern India”. Nehru,...

State Surrender

Saad Rasool | As the nation recovers from TLY’s dharnas in Islamabad and Lahore, one lamentable fact has become painfully clear: no matter who the...

India watches Nepal elections with apprehension

News Analysis | Millions of Nepalese have voted in the first phase of the parliamentary and provincial assembly elections, more than a decade after the...

PPP and PML-N unite once again?

News Analysis | The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and the ruling Pakistan Muslim League –Nawaz (PML-N) have set aside their differences to formulate a strategy...

PML-N’s sheer incompetence

Shiffa Yousafzai | There are 206 bones in the human body. And all the bones in the body of PML-N have been fractured, leaving it...

The reluctant democrat

Faisal Zaman | “It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.” It takes a handful of people to...

PML-N: out or not-out?

News Analysis | Pakistan has seen a series of disruptive demonstrations and some incidents of mob violence in the last three days in almost every...

Sharif Corruption knows no bounds

 Ikram Sehgal | The Nawaz Sharif episode shows that pervasive corruption has not only acquired respectability in a perverse manner in Pakistan but left to...

Will Nawaz learn a democratic lesson from Zardari?

News Analysis | On Thursday, ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had to face embarrassment when Pakistan People Party's (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari rejected his...

Can PTI make Pakistan a welfare state?

Dr. Farid A Malik | Kaptaan has made a firm commitment that his Naya Pakistan will be a welfare state. In the sixties, Zulfiqar Ali...

Why regional cooperation and stability is necessary for Pakistan

Abdul Rahim | Since 2002, President Karzai’s government and its international allies have made significant efforts to turn Afghanistan into a regional economic hub between...

Is Nawaz Sharif really an Ideology?

News Analysis | The president of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, who has been recently disqualified from public office by the Supreme Court...

Why Pakistan’s electoral system needs overhauling?

Ikram Sehgal | The Magna Carta, or the “Charter of Liberties”, limiting the King's power and strengthening the rights of nobles was signed by King...

Could PML-N be finally thinking about “minus-Nawaz formula”?

News Analysis | Liberty, equality, and rule of law define a democracy. It is the beauty of democracy that people feel free to think, express...

Important questions after the Karachi fiasco.

Farah Adeed | Syed Mustafa Kamal, the chairman of Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP), rolled up his sleeves to respond Farooq Sattar, the head of Muttahida Qaumi...

Pakistan opposes new permanent seats in the Security Council

News Analysis | Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Dr. Maleeha Lodhi has strongly opposed the addition of permanent members in the United National...

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Cholistan Jeep Rally: Magsi takes the trophy again

News Desk | Nadir Magsi, Pakistan Peoples’ Party member for Sindh Provincial Assembly, won the Cholistan Desert Rally in the prepared category for the second...

PTI minister defends his party’s performance in KP

News Desk | Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader and Minister of Education in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Muhammad Atif Khan, defended his party against the allegations of...

Will Jennfier Aniston and Brad Pitt reunite after their divorces?

News Desk | Jennifer Aniston has issued a statement addressing reports she is interacting with her ex-husband Brad Pitt as a shoulder to lean on...

Declaring Pakistan state sponsor of terrorism will lead to an irreversible...

News Desk | In a seminar on “Changing Patterns of Extremism and Terrorism in Pakistan” at Woodrow Wilson Center on February 13, 2018, three renowned...

MQM drama continues: Farooq Sattar elected party chief again

News Desk | Farooq Sattar has been elected as the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) convener in the intraparty elections held on Sunday. The elections were...

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